TE - MIA
Week 17 Outlook
Durham Smythe caught 5-of-5 targets for 40 yards in the Dolphins' 22-12 Week 15 win over the Patriots.
Smythe functioned as Miami's pass-catching tight end with Mike Gesicki (shoulder) sidelined. Smythe won't be a fantasy factor in Week 16 against the Raiders assuming Gesicki returns.
Durham Smythe caught one of his two targets for 22 yards in the Dolphins' preseason loss to the Buccaneers.
Smythe figured to be more of a blocking TE when he entered the league, and isn't likely to see reliable passing game usage. He's not worth a roster spot for fantasy purposes.
With the 123rd pick in the NFL Draft, the Miami Dolphins selected Notre Dame tight end Durham Smythe.
Smythe is the second tight end taken by the Dolphins in the 2018 NFL Draft, as they selected Penn State's Mike Gesicki in the second round. After the Julius Thomas experiment went poorly in Miami, they are obviously stocking up on young talent in order to get some production out of the position. Smythe is a big-bodied tight end at 6'5" and more than 250 pounds, and his role will likely be primarily as a blocking tight end in the NFL.